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Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. The tour typically sells out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
At this time we do not provide a waiting list. There may be some situations where we can accommodate or add on a few more to the tour. Please click the Contact link at the top of the page to request additional tickets by filling out the Contact Form.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed on the event. Our events often sell out. No partial credits or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no shows, or late arrivals. It is your responsibility to show up at the right location, on time. The tours begin promptly.
Taste of Kansas City Food Tours will proceed with its tours regardless of rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We will not be outdoors for the entire 3 hours. You should still dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions. It is impossible to cancel a tour at the very last minute due to mother nature’s temperament. Before purchasing tickets please be aware of the possible weather conditions for that time of year and always dress appropriately. If weather conditions are dangerous, TOKC will make the final decision on whether to proceed. If a decision to cancel is made we will provide a full refund or offer a credit for a future tour.
There is an abundance of free and metered on-street parking and small lots throughout the area. Cost of parking in a lot is $5-8 for the day. Our final tasting is about a 5 minute walk from the starting location.
Children are more than welcome, but please bear in mind that some children have a limited attention span and therefore a 3 hour walking tour may not be appropriate for them. Parents know their children best and should assess the situation individually. We do not offer reduced rates for children; If you or a family member will be occupying a seat, a ticket must be purchased.
Please dress casual, comfortable, and appropriate for the different seasons in Kansas City. Always check with the local weather conditions the day of the tour to be prepared. Well soled walking shoes are also recommended.
Taste of Kansas City Food Tours serve enough food that for most participants, lunch afterwards or breakfast before will not be necessary. With the mix of drink and food tastings combined with our short stops outside of historical landmarks and the sharing of inside knowledge, most participants are comfortably full after our food tours. Please understand our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch combined, so please consider eating a light breakfast before the tour.
We do have 1 stop on our tour that includes an alcohol tasting. For guests of legal drinking age who would like to participate in these tastings, please be sure to have a valid ID. For those without ID or under the age of 21, substitute tastings will be made available.
At this time we CAN accommodate food substitutions for vegetarians on our tour but we CANNOT make food substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free or dairy-free). We are sorry for the inconvenience. Our Food Tour has been designed to highlight the best and most unique aspects of each establishment. Please keep in mind that a big component of our tour is sampling various foods. Our chefs have carefully thought out their presentations to you and feel that what they present best represents their story. Since we have your health (and palate!) in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
Our tour takes place on a 14 passenger Ford Transit bus. We do some light walking in order to best see some of our artistic areas, however, if you are mobility challenged we will ensure that walking is minimal for you.
Using wheelchairs or strollers during the tour will be extremely challenging. Please click the Contact link at the top of the page to request more detailed information about handicap accessibility.
We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour is completed so that we can stay on our food-tasting schedule and continue with our tour and food tastings in a timely manner. We realize there may be a couple of locations you would like to purchase items so we ask you allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite locations. The tours are on a schedule to arrive at each tasting location so its important to stay on schedule so the food is given fresh and at proper temperature for each stop.
There will be restrooms available at the beginning, halfway and end of our tour.
Absolutely! A majority of Taste of Kansas City Food Tour attendees live right here in Kansas City area. Locals join us to learn about the great food finds and the amazing culinary talent that has been under their noses and in their back yards the entire time! The Crossroads & Westport areas are brimming with interesting facts, lively tales and history that will surprise you!
Gratuities are included in the price of your ticket. If you had a wonderful time on your tour anything additional is at your discretion.
Yes, Taste of Kansas City Food Tours Tours are available for all tours offered. To set up or learn more, please visit our Private Group Tours page to inquire about private group tours. A member of Taste of Kansas City Food Tours staff will respond within 24 hours.
Yes, gift certificates are available for the Taste of Kansas City Food Tours and make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase or learn more about our gift certificates, please visit our “Gift Certificates page“
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